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The University Research Regulations – Section 1
Creation date 4 June 2010  +
Date for review 4 June 2014  +
Equality Forum Feedback This impact assessment was undertaken in the old system so there is currently no feedback.
Faculty or Service Area Registrar and Secretary's Office +
Modification dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 15 August 2013 12:11:55  +
Name of policy owner Matthew Froggatt +
Please give examples to support your answers, use evidence where necessary and provide a justification or course of action where it is applicable In reviewing Section 1 of the Research Reg In reviewing Section 1 of the Research Regulations it was evident that they are broad and balanced. The regulations are flexible in terms of the student’s right to appeal to a panel where issues arise and it was felt that this could be of use in terms of a variety of equality issues. This might include people with disabilities who find fulfilling the criteria of their award programme difficult, or for people of faith who find themselves being unable to meet time-bound criteria if the date was during a religious festival or celebration. In both cases, students would be able to seek assistance/exception from the University Research Committee with the support and assistance of their supervisor. Mode of attendance was also highlighted as a potential source of negative impact but all awards offer the ability to change from full-time to part-time or vice versa at any time, fee payment is operated pro-rata. Whilst there is a system in place to deal with equality issues that arise as a result of research regulations, this does not come across clearly from reading the documentation. One recommendation might be to include a statement in one section which stipulates student’s rights in this regard. This policy applies to, and affects, all students equally. ies to, and affects, all students equally.
Please identify which customer groups the policy applies to Staff  +, Students  +
Please identify which of the following protected characteristics are affected more or less by the policy Age  +, Disability  +, Gender  +, Race  +, Religious belief  +, Sexual orientation  +, Socio-economic group (students only)  +, Mode of attendance (part-time or full-time)  +
Purpose of the policy being assessed To regulate research degree programmes Section 1 applies to all students and staff engaged in research (in the case of students this includes Undergraduates and taught postgraduates).
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